The Pardes Day School Educators Program – One-Year Certificate in Jewish Studies is designed for future Jewish Studies teachers in day schools who are already graduates of MA programs in Teaching or Jewish Education and who are motivated to supplement their academic training with rich Jewish text study and Israel experience.
Veteran teachers (with at least four years of professional full-time teaching experience) seeking an opportunity to refresh or enrich text skills, re-prioritize teaching goals or expand their professional role in a Jewish day school may also apply to the program.
The one-year Pardes Day School Educators Program includes core components of the Pardes Year Program, plus: customized Hebrew language ulpan with Ulpan Or; educators’ seminars on text and context, spirituality and tefilah in Jewish day schools and Israel education; one-on-one mentoring with expert teaching coaches; career coaching, job placement assistance and alumni support. Participants will also engage in peer teaching and an independent project.
Graduates of this program earn a Certificate in Jewish Studies from Pardes.
Hoping to hire a PCJE graduate as a teacher or Jewish educator? Please contact Gail Kirschner at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the position and we will try to make a shidduch!
Graduates commit to teaching Jewish studies in a North American Jewish day school for a minimum of two years upon completion of the program (for a list of recommended Masters programs, see below).
Pardes Day School Program Educators Program – One-Year Certificate in Jewish Studies is completely subsidized. Benefits include:
The information on this page does not represent a funding guarantee for any current or future PCJE or Pardes student. All accepted PCJE students sign individual contracts with Pardes that confirm program dates, obligations, funding amounts and stipulations for the repayment of funds should program obligations be unmet. Please note that PCJE is not fully funded. As such, PCJE students that receive grants, scholarships or fellowships from other organizations must make reasonable contributions from these funds towards PCJE program costs. In some cases, Pardes coordinates such payments directly with the relevant organizations, institutions or programs; in other cases, the students themselves will need to coordinate these payments. Please address any questions to PCJE staff.
Pardes students usually rent apartments in Jerusalem. Pardes provides helpful housing resources to accepted students, including a listserve. Click here for more info about finding housing in Jerusalem.